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Date: 09/28/13 02:59 PM

29 Responses to Told To Tear Down 2 Million Pound House

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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
    870 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm
    Link: Told To Tear Down 2 Million Pound House - buraucrats gone mad?
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    That build is not a minor adjustment
    no planning permission pull it down.
    read this in the local rag
    He went so overboard on his `minor` adjustments
    it got silly
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I say tear it down just `cause I don` like him.
    He came off a spoiled whiner in the article.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    Definitely bent the rules but tear it down? Absolutely stupid. All that`s wrong with regulatory morons. Charge him a penalty and move on to the next stupid decision.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 4:26 pm
    The rules are the same for everybody. He probably thought if he built it, it would be too late to stop him.
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    Zismo Male 18-29
    1014 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 6:05 pm
    Rules are rules, tear it down.
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    kree_ Male 30-39
    990 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm
    I can`t figure out how they decide the house is worth 2mil

    The house+property was bought for 800k, and he spent 100k in renovations. Even assuming the property is worth nothing I don`t see how the house could be valued for so much after renovations.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    The value of a house is the livable square footage. Looks like he almost tripled that by adding two stories. So an 800k house with two extra floor plans equals 2 mil.
    Certainly a proper lesson for an Arab in a poshy neighborhood. Reminds me of the sheik who bought the mansion on Sunset blvd in LA and painted all the Greek statues flesh toned; suddenly rows of nondescript statues looked like a toney nude review. The city - after several years - forced the perverted little sandman out of town.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 7:02 pm
    If it can be permitted still, he should be fined, penalized etc. if it wouldn`t have been permitted, tear it down.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm
    Yeah, that`s not bending the rules slightly, that`s completely ignoring them. Sorry there are consequences. But I`m surprised they didn`t fine him for a poo-ton of money instead of telling him to tear it down. They could hit him with a special tax or other annual penalty.

    On a separate note ... wtf kind of "director of a beauty salon" makes that kind of f`ing money?!?!?!?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    What this really boils down to is that the people on the council bureaucrats are jealous of his home. In the end it`ll cost him a large fine to keep his house the way it is.

    Never underestimate the power of jealous bastards, the reason they waited until the end of construction, to tell him, is indicative of their true motives.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 11:06 pm
    That`s a heavy freaking house!
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
    2398 posts
    September 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm
    the rules are the rules..
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 2:40 am
    handimanner: It doesn`t work like that, we tried that here and some rich people simply put the fines into their construction budget and built the house anyway.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 2:43 am
    CrakrJak: It takes a mind attuned to jealousy to think jealous thoughts.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 4:18 am
    Building and planning regulations are laid down for many reasons and should be obeyed. Having lots of dosh and an overwhelming perception of ones own self-importance does not let you flout the law. Regardless of personal opinions about wealth and jealousy, in the UK everyone has to observe the law.
    Poor people have to, so why not rich folk as well?
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    nucnik Male 18-29
    85 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 5:36 am
    The guy ignored what the council gave him permission to do and now we`re supposed to feel sorry him. No.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 8:50 am
    Tiredofnicks: "It takes a mind attuned to jealousy to think jealous thoughts."

    No, not really. I think this guy should be able to keep his house the way it is. Mankind has some inalienable rights and building or adding onto your home is one of them.

    Being a really poor person, doing without, being happy with what you already have in life, provides a level of maturity and perspective others don`t have. Jealousy is a waste of time and emotion.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 9:05 am
    There is no justification for this law, he didn`t intrude into someone else`s property. It`s this law that should be put on trial here.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 10:39 am
    Erm, guys, we are talking about the UK here.
    This building has been slapped up twice the size of the plans submitted to and accepted, by the planning committee. As a result, it looks totally out of character with the village it is set in. This is not a building of design brilliance, it is more in the style of `Essex footballer`s mansion`.
    When it comes to taste and decency, how many of you would like this architectural carbuncle slapped next door to your house? Imagine waking each morning and looking out of the window to see a fast-food joint over the road. No, you move into a village because you like the place and enjoy the ambience. If everyone else moves out as a result of your hideous creation, the village becomes empty, so why move there in the first place? Go to Essex where such gaudy excrescences are delighted in.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13602 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    Nickel2
    Like he says
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 8:39 pm
    It`s a hindu thing. I kid you not. I have lots of experience with it. They take a cheap place in a shoddy location and turn it into the taj mahal, even in the same style. They don`t care about planning permission, laws, or safety.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    September 29, 2013 at 11:31 pm
    When it comes to taste and decency, how many of you would like this architectural carbuncle slapped next door to your house?

    It`s a risk you accept when you buy a house. If you want to live in a neighborhood with a Homeowners` association that`s your choice. Otherwise, you`re in no position to complain about your neighbor`s house.
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    653 posts
    September 30, 2013 at 2:09 am
    Oh noes, burocrats want people to follow the rules... Where is this world headed?
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    September 30, 2013 at 4:03 am
    The reason why it`s not a fine rather than tear it down is to avoid the super rich just throwing money at laws in order to circumvent them.

    @CrakrJak

    This is the UK. We are MASSIVELY more densely-populated than most of the USA. It`s simply not possible to go with a "do what you like" attitude to construction without turning our lovely country into a coast-to-coast urban sprawl.

    Building regulations and zoning have been with us for a long, long time, including in your country. Where you got this idea that it`s an "inalienable right" to build what you like I just don`t know.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    September 30, 2013 at 6:12 am
    Someone is trying to enforce demolition simply because they can.
    They don`t have to. It`s more sensible simply to reassess his property value and move on.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    September 30, 2013 at 8:07 am
    If this were in the US imagine what the Euros would be saying about such an abuse of laws and waste of material, time and money......instead they justify it.

    If it`s not up to code fine them for it and make them get it up to code.

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    September 30, 2013 at 9:29 am
    Musuko: "Where you got this idea that it`s an "inalienable right" to build what you like I just don`t know."

    It`s called American freedom. I`m sorry you haven`t the freedoms we have. Apparently you`re used to the socialist leash around your neck.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    September 30, 2013 at 11:26 am
    @CrakrJak

    But for most areas of your country, you DON`T have the right to build anything you please.

    And remember me pointing out how crowded our country is? Such socialist concepts tend to emerge in these circumstances, where getting along with your fellow man is a necessity that trumps your personal desire to act like as big a tit as you please.

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